Labs & Pathology
More than 70 percent of all medical decisions rely on information from hospital laboratories. Hancock Health’s lab is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, and we’ve long been a leader in cutting-edge technology.
Lab and pathology services play a vital role in protecting your health. Your doctor’s best advice to you depends in part on the quality of our work. We’re dedicated to getting it right every time—it’s our commitment to our patients. Services include:
- Collecting blood and urine specimens for testing
- Testing blood chemistries and assessing cellular components of the blood
- Examining bacteria and other infectious agents
- Preparing blood for patients who need transfusions
- Providing histology analysis of tissue to aid in diagnosis and classification of cancers
The quality of your drinking water can have a dramatic effect on your health. Your water can contain harmful bacteria and other microorganisms, as well as high levels of nitrates and lead. Contaminated water can lead to a range of health issues, including anemia, diarrhea, and reduced oxygen-carrying capacity.
Our program is Hancock County’s only state-certified laboratory for water testing and is directed by a medical technologist. Find out exactly what you’re drinking by bringing a water sample to one of our convenient drop-off locations. We also offer swimming pool testing for pool season.
How to Get Your Water Tested
The water you want to test must be collected in appropriate bottles provided by Hancock Water Lab and MUST be tested within 30 hours of collection. Due to workflow, it is best to bring the sample the same day of collection. Note that samples brought in after 2 p.m. will be tested the following day.
Locations & Hours
Water samples can be dropped off at:
Hancock Regional Hospital
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hancock Health Center – McCordsville
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nitrate/nitrite samples can be dropped off at the Hancock Regional Hospital lab, Monday – Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Thursday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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